Timtara.com, the controversial ecommerce portal, with large number customer complaints against it and recent arrest of Arindam Bose, Director and Harish Ahluwalia, COO, has forced the company to withdraw its operations.
In March this year, Arindam Bose and Harish Ahluwalia were arrested under three cases registered against them by Economics Offence Wings and Janakpuri police station. At that incident Timtara posted the following notice to safeguard their innocence.
Vikalp who has been appointed as an assistant to the court in enquiry/investigation in case against Timtara.com, said that he was approached by around 655 people for their money being defrauded by Timtara, and there are more people joining in for the same. Till now there is a fraud of INR 82 lakhs which has came into light by the company.
Arindam Bose, Director and Harish Ahluwalia, COO were arrested on March 30th. By 25th April, the website was working and taking orders, when this was highlighted in court, it was considered as absolute negligence by the authorities and court also informed Joint commissioner of Economics Offence Wing to look into the matter.
When we log in to the website www.timtara.com, the website was not available. Vikalp still claims that the website is operational on an alternate link. There is no strict order from the court, but there is just a ‘suggestion’ that site should stop as per Vikalp.
Vikalp also suggests about negligence from the police end for the case. He said that, “Police showed they are doing investigation, but they were not able to procure details from the Timtara group, they didn’t even knew about the bank account details of the Timtara group, far from freezing them up.” Even Investigation officer (Kanhaiya Lal Yadav) had been asking the victims to withdraw the case if they can’t come to Delhi for which they will get their money refunded in 10 days.
Arindam Bose had fail to get bail, unlike his colleague Harish Ahluwalia, but there is a possibility that the complainants may also apply for cancellation of bail for Harish. As per Vikalp there are very less chances for Arindam to get bail in next hearing as well.
Over the seller site, iamwire had received complaints from multiple sellers about their money being defrauded by Timtara.com. Vikalp has also been approached by various sellers, but none of them had filed a written complaint against the company. One of the seller also informed us that he had TDS certificates which were never been reimbursed by the company. “It has been worst experience to work with Timtara.” added another seller.
“If there is a possibility that all sellers are together and filling case against them, i would like to join them,” said one more seller.
Yet another time, such an issue had evolved where the company has failed to settle dues with the seller. Similarly, Indiaplaza and Seventymm had also failed to clear its dues with the sellers as per the received complaints.
The company was providing products with huge discounts, offers, etc to attract and reach customers and get reasonable business, which is the reason that had helped them to stretch their business for so long. There has been 100s of Google pages filled with complaints against them and speaking of anger and frustration against the company owners.
In case you want to file a complaint or share your experience with Timtara, you can reach Vikalp @ firstname.lastname@example.org.